This is what awaits you in the village on the Turkish Riviera

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The facades of the white houses are reminiscent of the Greek island of Santorini, mass tourism has not yet reached the seaside resort and the peninsula of the same name offers numerous hotspots for vacationers: Bodrum is a real mecca for your holidays in Turkey.

The holiday resort in southwestern Turkey is located on the Turkish Aegean and, despite the hype of recent years, is still an insider’s tip when it comes to a beach holiday in Turkey. This is mainly due to the fact that seaside resorts such as Antalya, Alanya and Side are still much more popular with tourists.

However, Bodrum has a lot to offer vacationers too. The travel reporter gives you an overview of what you can experience during your Bodrum vacation, what needs to be considered and when you should best travel to Bodrum.

What should I consider when booking?

If you want to book a holiday in Bodrum, you will quickly come across numerous all-inclusive offers. And they certainly have their own charm. The question is, is an all-inclusive vacation in Turkey the right vacation for you?

If you’re primarily looking for relaxation, want to enjoy the safety of a tour package, and are willing to stick to fixed meal times, then the answer is probably yes. You can also calculate the costs much better here, as you know exactly in advance how much room and board will cost you.

As a vacation destination, Bodrum is still a real insider tip in Turkey.

However, if you are more adventurous and expect to spend a lot of time in Bodrum during the day, the all-inclusive may not be for you. Because then your place at the buffet will remain empty because you want to try the different culinary offerings in the area – and you end up paying twice.

In addition to catering, the transfer offer is also worth a look. As Bodrum-Milas Airport is located more than 30 kilometers from the Bodrum Peninsula, a hotel transfer should be included. This will save you time and stress at the airport in search of a taxi. Unless, of course, you still book a rental car for your stay in Bodrum.

By the way: you don’t need a visa to enter Turkey, you just need to have a valid passport or ID card with you. But you should always have it with you on site in case of a police check.

What is the best time to visit Bodrum?

Temperatures in Turkey are similar to those in Germany. Only the climate is a bit more tropical and less changeable than in central Europe. If you are planning a beach holiday, it is best to travel to Bodrum in the summer between June and September. So the daytime temperature is between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.

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However, as the summer months are the main travel season in all of Europe, it will sometimes be full in one or the other place. Incidentally, it is particularly hot on the Turkish Riviera, on the Mediterranean coast, where Bodrum is also located, but it is also quite pleasant in summer, as a light wind always blows.

But a holiday in Bodrum is also valid in spring and autumn. Because with an average temperature of 16 degrees Celsius, you can then explore the area full of energy. However, vacationers shouldn’t forget to pack one thing: a windproof jacket.

Tips for getting to Bodrum

If you book a package tour, air travel is usually already included in the price. The air connection between Germany and Bodrum is therefore very busy, especially in summer, many airlines fly from various German airports to the East and back. From Frankfurt am Main, for example, it takes just over three hours to get to Bodrum.

Alternatively, you can travel to Turkey by car. From Berlin it is almost 3000 kilometers to Bodrum. The pure driving time is therefore almost 30 hours and the journey takes you through the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece.